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Climate Challenge Fund


The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and over 1,150 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants. Total CCF funding since 2008 exceeds £111 million.

The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. Currently funded projects can be viewed here and case studies can be viewed here.

The CCF is currently closed to new applications.

Keep Scotland Beautiful manage the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and we have staff that support applicants, Grant Recipients and other community-led organisations wanting to take action on climate change.

The CCF Capacity Building Programme provides a toolkit of support and training for CCF Grant Recipients. The Programme also aims to develop the capacity of any community-led organisation in Scotland wishing to tackle climate change through training, networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

We recognise the impact of COVID-19 on CCF grant recipients and communities and are here to support you.

All CCF grant recipients have been emailed regarding delivery of their funded activities, but please do contact your Development Officer with any queries. We also encourage the CCF Community to support each other and share via our social media channels and the CCF grantee forum.

Become empowered to tackle climate change with support from the Climate Challenge Fund.

Register to attend free training and networking events.

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